Book Reviews

Children’s Books: Kate DiCamillo’s ‘Leroy Ninker Saddles Up,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
The characters in three books for early readers are propelled by their self-deception and passion.






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Children’s Books: ‘Sisters,’ by Raina Telgemeier

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Raina and her younger sister work out their sibling rivalry on a long and eventful car trip to a family reunion.






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‘The Most Dangerous Book,’ About Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
The decade-long battle to overcome the ban against James Joyce’s “Ulysses” in America extended the definition of free speech.






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Children’s Books: ‘Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
In three picture books, dancers who prefer to practice alone learn to share their talents with others.






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Open Book: On the Syllabus

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Reporters at The Times share their favorite books about education.






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Children’s Books: Kelly DiPucchio’s ‘Gaston,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Some are prim and petite, while others are stout and slobbery. But one way or another, these canine characters come out on top.






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‘Geek Sublime,’ by Vikram Chandra

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Vikram Chandra, novelist and computer programmer, traces the connections between these two worlds of art and technology.






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‘Egg & Spoon,’ by Gregory Maguire

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Two girls (one rich, one poor) trade places on their way to visit the czar in St. Petersburg.






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The Shortlist: Joseph T. Hallinan’s ‘Kidding Ourselves,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
New books by Joseph T. Hallinan, Clifton Crais, Jason Padgett and Maureen Seaberg, Jennifer Ouellette, and Jonathan Rottenberg.






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Applied Reading: Gateways to the Classical World

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
A variety of inventive apps are devoted to Greek, Latin and the history of Greco-Roman civilization.






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Letters: ‘A Troublesome Inheritance’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Nicholas Wade responds to a recent letter about his book “A Troublesome Inheritance.”






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‘The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke,’ by David Bromwich

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
As portrayed by David Bromwich, Edmund Burke was tolerant and humane.






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Children’s Books: Jacqueline Woodson’s ‘Brown Girl Dreaming’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Jacqueline Woodson’s memoir in verse offers poems about sibling rivalry, parents and the friends who help you through.
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'Fierce' bio paints portrait of Gen. Sherman

USAToday Books - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:08

Robert O'Connell balances history and storytelling in his account of America's first "celebrity general."

        
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Read an excerpt from 'Shopaholic to the Stars'

USAToday Books - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:13

Sophie Kinsella and her heroine are both coming to the USA.

        
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Exclusive: See the 'The Wicked Will Rise' cover

USAToday Books - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:04

Amy Gumm continues the title mission of Danielle Paige's series 'Dorothy Must Die.'

        
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For Chloe Moretz, the best part was meeting Hillary

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 14:09

The young star brings Mia Hall to life in the film adaptation of 'If I Stay.'

        
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Chloe Grace Moretz: Filming love scenes is 'awkward'

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 14:07

The young star of 'If I Stay' says co-star Jamie Blackley is a "teddy bear."

        
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Study finds people absorb less on e-readers

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 17:15

Readers were less likely to remember what order events in a story occurred in.

        
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Stephen King on adapting his own book

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:50

He wrote the script for the upcoming film 'A Good Marriage.'

        
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